Adapted from vintage Greek embroidery patterns, this simple yet stunning design by Avlea features a double use of an ancient "X" motif in both the center of the piece as well as the border. While the photos show it in deep teal blue, it would be beautiful embroidered in any deep color such as red, black, or olive green.
Because of its small repeat, it is also able to made up into many sizes, so you can use the pattern to make a very small cloth, a laptop cover, or any size runner you like. The pattern has visible repeat lines to make working various sizes easy.
The model was stitched on traditional cotton fabric from Greece, but linen or Aida would make a fine substitution.
- Stitching area: 170 stitches wide x 250 stitches high
- Stitch over 2 threads (for 13 stitches per inch)
- Finished size: 13-1/2" x 30-1/2"
- Types of stitches: Cross stitch, Back stitch